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dont see a problem other then it cuts down the engine life
 

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are you saying just because i used up 9 hrs of its life or does it hurt it?
 

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Why would you do that? If you do get hi idle. If a turbo fails or radiator hose busts your gonna have troubles......
 

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WHY would you want to do that?
 

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Good point ^^^

Why haha Block heater is nice too. That or buy a generator
 

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im going out to our motocross lease and i dont have camper and its going to be like 40 all night. Guess im not going to anymore...
 

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im going out to our motocross lease and i dont have camper and its going to be like 40 all night. Guess im not going to anymore...
 

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40? Man thats warm. Pitch a tent and a air mattress inside and a good sleeping back and your set!
 

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How about a sleeping bag? :rof Haha, JK. I have read many different opinions on idling for extended periods. I try not to let mine idle any more thanjust warmongup, cooling down and being out of the truck for a few minutes. Some say it will wash cylinder walls down.
 

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lol. i gotta invest in a tent again. mine was destoyed by wind blowing hot adhes on mine. its got holes all over it...
 

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and by the way. I only go out in cold weather to get in a blind. Im from texas.
 

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I sleep in mine whenever I need to... I don't worry about the idle times BUT I do maintenance as if I were on a severe duty schedule.Once in a while will not hurt it,I have idled it 6-8 hours a few times,as said though make sure your hoses and belt is in good shape.I always open the hood and prop the hood up on a soda can or whatever I have on hand:)
the only worry I would have is wet stacking/piston wash
 

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I've idled mine plenty for lengths of time...mostly cause I'm napping for a few hours at a rest area and it's cold. Last year I got stuck on I-40 west behind a multi-car and tractor trailer wreck because of snow and ice. Truck idled for 10 hours while I sat and slept over night.

I'ts a diesel so it's probably no big deal. I've seen Peterbilts. Kenworths, etc... idle constantly over night.

There have been trips where my engine has not turned off for over 24 hours. Driving and napping. I never worry about it. She's a beast!
 

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My truck has idled for hours on end. When i was working up in Wyoming -30* it would idle most of the day. I know Pipeline Inspectors that never turned there trucks off during the day. They would start them up at 5 in the morning and not shut them down till 7 or 8 that night. Never had a problem.
 

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40? Man thats warm. Pitch a tent and a air mattress inside and a good sleeping back and your set!
Get the right sleeping bag and 40 ain't nothing. Or... bring the lady friend.
 

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X2^!!! :) it looks like most of these guys haven't had a problem doping it, id say go for it and let us know how she does!
 

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Realistically, it won't hurt it. Like others said, diesels are meant for this. Semis etc let them run all day and night. I know a guy who lets his run if he goes to a ball game. He never shuts his off. I wouldn't worry, but put the purse down and grab a sleeping bag. jk lol.
 
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